Record Details

NHER Number:41339
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Roman building, Roman finds concentration

Summary

Metal detecting from 2005 to 2009 has recovered a large number of Roman coins, some 191, as well as pottery sherds, stone and ceramic roofing tiles, box or flue tiles, a brooch, a button, fragments of a finger ring and furniture or harness mounts. These are all thought to derive from a flat area that may represent the site of a Roman building. Undated slag, lead weights and burnt stone, as well as medieval and post-medieval metal objects, have also been recovered from this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:Not displayed
Map Sheet:TF83SE
Parish:SYDERSTONE, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Before 24 February 2005. Metal detecting.
Three Roman coins in very small area.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 25 February 2005.

February - April 2005. Metal detecting.
Fifteen Roman coins (including previously reported finds).
Roman sherds, metal objects, tiles including stone roofing tiles.
Medieval and post-medieval metal objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 May 2005.

May/June 2005. Metal detecting.
Ten Roman coins.
Roman sherds and brooch.
Roman tiles.
Medieval and post medieval ring.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 19 October 2005.

Before 16 February 2006. Metal detecting.
166 Roman coins.
One medieval coin.
Nine post medieval coins.
Two post medieval jettons.
Roman pottery and metal artefacts including a button from button and loop fastener, fragments of finger ring and furniture or harness mounts.
Medieval and post medieval metal objects.
Undated slag, lead weights and burnt stone.
Roman building material including fragments of tile, box flue tile, tegula, imbrices and sandstone and Collyweston-type roofing slate, noted by finder to come from 'flat area' (see sketch plan in file), possibly the location of a Roman building.
See lists in file.
E. Darch (NLA), 21 November 2006.

2 April 2006. Metal detecting.
Romano-British sherds and tiles, medieval sherd, post medieval sherd and medieval or post medeival ring.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA) 4 June 2007.

2007. Metal detecting.
79 Roman and 1 post medieval coin and coin wieght.
Romano-British medieval/post medieval, post medieval and undatable metal objects, Romano-British sherds and tile, medieval and post medieval sherd.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 30 June 2008.

August - October 2007. Metal detecting.
One brooch identified as Romano British is actually Iron Age (S1).
Secondary file as been amended.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 28 August 2008.

Before 16 May 2008. Metal detecting.
Roman pottery, roof tile, coins and artefacts, a Late Saxon disc brooch, a medieval coin and aretafcst, a post-medieval jetton, coins and aretafcts, and three undated objects.
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 7 December 2009.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BUILDING (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BURNT FLINT (Unknown date)
  • RING (Unknown date)
  • SLAG (Unknown date)
  • TILE (Unknown date)
  • TILE (Unknown date)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • WEIGHT (Unknown date)
  • FLAKE (Prehistoric - 500000 BC to 42 AD)
  • BROOCH (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRACELET (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUTTON AND LOOP FASTENER (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINGER RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS FITTING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • HARNESS MOUNT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • PIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • RING (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • STEELYARD WEIGHT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BROOCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUTTON (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • RING (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • STRAP END (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BUCKLE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • BUTTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COIN WEIGHT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • JETTON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MOUNT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MUSKET BALL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: I & RS. Digital finds image.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2008. Drawing of an Iron Age brooch.. Film. 2:1.

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